Ricky Williams: How Cannabis Will Save the NFL

Daniel Kramer, Bleacher Report

Ricky Williams doesn't shy away from his support for marijuana.

He used the drug as a means of recovery from the pounding he took over his 10-year NFL career, which included two seasons (2002 and 2003) leading the league in rush attempts with a combined 775 carries.

And he maintains the league should allow players to use the drug—which is legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington—to combat the pain they suffer from the grind of the violent game.

Speaking on a panel at the 2016 SoCal Medical Cannabis Cup (h/t Joe Harrington of the Austin American-Statesmen), Williams elaborated on his stance:

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